The Zespri Difference
Careful orchard selection
Kiwifruit grows best in a sunny climate, with enough rainfall and not too much wind. Above all, there must be no risk of frost while they are growing. And the soil should be fertile, slightly acidic and moist. Zespri selects the location of its orchards carefully, so that the fruit can grow well without too much artificial support.
Meticulous orchard management
Zespri kiwifruit farmers give their fruit the space it needs. The kiwifruit plants are planted in rows and tied up along pergolas. Vines form a canopy over the pergola and the fruit hangs down. Since the vines grow vigorously, they are pruned regularly to ensure they have enough light and air. This is a natural way of avoiding numerous diseases and fungi.
Meet Our Growers
Meet a few of our growers and learn more about their experience and passion for growing the world’s best tasting kiwifruit.
Sustainability is a passion – it’s about leaving our property in better condition for the future generations, including our children and grandchildren.
Zespri Kiwifruit Grower
BayPark Orchard Tauranga, New Zealand